Sobremesa Brulee Debut

At the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and owner Steve Saka will unveil his long-anticipated Connecticut Shade release, Sobremesa Brûlée. Saka has said, “This is your grandfather’s Connecticut Shade cigar.”

“Sobremesa Brûlée is a re-creation of the milder, shade wrapped ligas of my early years. Somewhere over the last three decades many of the classic shade cigars have become wispy, uninspiring and rather dull to my palate. I wanted to share with others the way I remember these blonde cigars being,” stated Saka in a press release. “Also as ligador and tobacco man, I do not understand the recent trend of making strong Connecticut Shade cigars aka ‘not your grandfather’s cigar’. To me this seems like an oxymoron and a fundamental lack of appreciation of the enchanting characteristics and nuances of shade grown Connecticut Seed tobaccos. In Brûlée, I embraced this shade capa and dedicated myself to showcasing its mild, sweet and nutty nature.”

Saka added, “The Brûlée is a variation of the core Sobremesa liga in which the Pennsylvania Seedleaf ligero has been removed, the Condega Seco has been increased and the wrapper is replaced with a top shelf grade of BW Ecuador Connecticut Shade leaf. The result is a milder, even smoother adaptation of the Sobremesa blend that does not sacrifice its wonderfully complex flavors or aromas. This is not a cigar to be smoked casually, but rather a relaxing smoking experience meant to be savored slowly.”

Sobremesa Brûlée will be available in three sizes with each vitola packaged in 13-count dress boxes. Pricing is set from $12.45 to $13.45 per cigar. The company says initial availability will be very limited. Shipping will begin in July 2019 to those retailers who order at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show which opens June 29th, 2019, in Las Vegas.

At a glance, here is a look at the Sobremesa Brûlée:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Shade G2BW
Binder: San Andreas Negro
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua, S.A

Vitolas Offered

Brûlée Robusto: 5 1/4 x 52
Brûlée Toro: 6 x 52
Brûlée Gordo: 6 1/4 x 60